Quote from Scott B.
In my personal opinion, I can see why the Westside methods would not be as suitable for a hammer thrower but more towards a shotputter.
Unlike the hammer, using the Westside methods of creating a greater stretch reflex by using bands could indeed help improve a shotputters power. Since hammer throwers dont really use the muscles needed in the bench to throw far, I think the westside method would be more suited for a shotputter because you do use the same muscles in the bench that you use in the shot.
So I think that using some of the westside methods of using bands to help create speed and explosiveness within the benchpress, will also help with a throwers jerk or overhead press as well, because by using bands you are essentially improving your lockout which will also improve the jerk or overhead press. Which I think (in my training anyways) is the bread and butter lift to help a shotputter throw far.
published at Nov 7th 2007 11:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/